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Lisa Freeman - DVM, PhD, DACVN

Lisa Freeman

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  • PhD - Friedman School of Nutrition Science, Tufts University - 1996
  • DVM with thesis - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University - 1991
  • BS - Tufts University - 1986

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Nutrition
  1. Ineson, D.L., Freeman, L.M., Rush, J.E. 2019. Clinical and laboratory findings and survival time associated with cardiac cachexia in dogs with congestive heart failure. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  2. Schleicher, M., Cash, S.B., Freeman, L.M. 2019. Determinants of pet food purchasing decisions. Canadian Veterinary Journal.
  3. Freeman, L.M., Michel, K.E., Zanghi, B.M., Vester Boler, B.M., Fages, J. 2019. Evaluation of the use of muscle condition score and ultrasonographic measurements for assessment of muscle mass in dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  4. Sutherland-Smith, J., Hutchinson, D., Freeman, L.M. 2019. Comparison of computed tomographic attenuation values for epaxial muscles in old and young dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  5. Santiago, S.L., Freeman, L.M., Rush, J.E. 2019. Cardiac cachexia in cats with congestive heart failure: Prevalence and clinical, laboratory, and survival findings. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  6. Karlin, E.T., Rush, J.E., Freeman, L.M. 2019. A pilot study investigating circulating trimethylamine N-oxide and its precursors in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease with or without congestive heart failure. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  7. Freeman, L.M., Rush, J.E., Helburn, A.M. 2018. Validation of a Health-related Quality of Life (QoL) Questionnaire for Owners of Dogs with Heart Disease. Anthrozoos.
  8. Freeman, L.M., Sutherland-Smith, J., Cummings, C., Rush, J.E. 2018. Evaluation of a quantitatively derived value for assessment of muscle mass in clinically normal cats. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  9. Beaumier, A., Rush, J.E., Yang, V.K., Freeman, L.M. 2018. Clinical findings and survival time in dogs with advanced heart failure. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  10. Linder, D.E., Mueller, M.K., Gibbs, D.M., Alper, J.A., Freeman, L.M. 2018. Effects of an Animal-Assisted Intervention on Reading Skills and Attitudes in Second Grade Students. Early Childhood Education Journal.
  11. Prantil, L.R., Heinze, C.R., Freeman, L.M. 2018. Comparison of carbohydrate content between grain-containing and grain-free dry cat diets and between reported and calculated carbohydrate values. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
  12. Freeman, L.M., Stern, J.A., Fries, R., Adin, D.B., Rush, J.E. 2018. Diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs: What do we know?. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  13. Johnson, L.N., Freeman, L.M. 2017. Recognizing, describing, and managing reduced food intake in dogs and cats. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  14. Aona, B.D., Rush, J.E., Rozanski, E.A., Cunningham, S.M., Sharp, C.R., Freeman, L.M. 2017. Evaluation of echocardiography and cardiac biomarker concentrations in dogs with gastric dilatation volvulus. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  15. Freeman, L.M., Sutherland-Smith, J., Prantil, L.R., Sato, A.F., Rush, J.E., Barton, B.A. 2017. Quantitative assessment of muscle in dogs using a vertebral epaxial muscle score. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research.
  16. Kent, M., Boozer, L., Glass, E.N., Sanchez, S., Platt, S.R., Freeman, L.M. 2017. Post-operative Salmonella surgical site infection in a dog. Canadian Veterinary Journal.
  17. Linder, D.E., Siebens, H.C., Mueller, M.K., Gibbs, D.M., Freeman, L.M. 2017. Animal-assisted interventions: A national survey of health and safety policies in hospitals, eldercare facilities, and therapy animal organizations. American Journal of Infection Control.
  18. Linder, D.E., Mueller, M.K., Debra, G., Siebens, H.C., Freeman, L.M. 2017. The role of veterinary education in safety policies for animal-Assisted therapy and activities in hospitals and nursing homes. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.
  19. Linder, D.E., Sacheck, J.M., Noubary, F., Nelson, M.E., Freeman, L.M. 2017. Dog attachment and perceived social support in overweight/obese and healthy weight children. Preventive Medicine Reports.
  20. Pierce, K.V., Rush, J.E., Freeman, L.M., Cunningham, S.M., Yang, V.K. 2017. Association between Survival Time and Changes in NT-proBNP in Cats Treated for Congestive Heart Failure. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

General Research Interests

  • Nutrition and Heart Disease
  • Critical Care Nutrition
  • Cachexia and sarcopenia

Research Interests by Area

Other Areas of Research
  • Nutrition and heart disease, cachexia and sarcopenia, critical care nutrition

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Cardiovascular Diseases and Nutrition
  • Role of nutrition in etiology and treatment of cardiovascular diseases
Nutritional Basis of Diseases
  • Nutritional modulation of cardiac disease, critical care nutrition, clinical nutrition, cachexia and sarcopenia.